The Ballad of Red FoxItem #: HL.48004539
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Composed by Derek Holman.
(No. 3 from Creatures Great and Small) CME Intermediate. Voicing/Format: SSA. 7x10.5 inches. 10 pages. Published by Boosey & Hawkes. (HL.48004539)
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Here the poet writes of the sufferings of a hunted animal, and in the music Holman has portrayed the cruelty of the hunt. The yellow of the sun and the hot sky contrasts brutally with the red of the fox's brush, and of the blood which flows when he is killed by bullet and dagger. (2:55)